Research Management Group (RMG)

The V Foundation for Cancer Research
Translational Research Grant Program

Limited funding opportunity for Stanford faculty with UTL and MCL appointments. This $600,000 Translational Research Grant Program supports research teams to conduct translational cancer research to bring laboratory discoveries to the patient bedside.  Please see Stanford eligibility clarification below.




The internal selection process deadline for 2016 has passed. This webpage is for your reference only.



# applicants: 1-2* per institution (please see internal submission requirements below)
Stanford has been invited to submit two nominees from your research institution for consideration for the Translational Award, if at least one of the two nominee applicants is submitting a research project that focuses on the biological basis of cancer disparities experienced by patients from minority ethnic or racial populations in cancer causes, aggressiveness, treatment or relapse. Minorities for the purposes of this application are defined as African Americans or people of African descent, Asian Americana and Pacific Islanders and people of Asian descent, Hispanic Americans, Hispanics or Latino/Latina persons and Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. 


Timeline
Internal Cancer Institute deadline (one page proposal):  Feb. TBA. (see internal submission guidelines below)
Cancer Institute will notify the applicant selected that he/she can proceed with the full application/proposal: Feb. TBA
Cancer Institute to submit the name and contact information of the applicant to the V Foundation: Feb. TBA
(The foundation will then contact the applicant to provide the online application system.)
Completed PDRF form and complete application materials must be submitted to the applicant's RPM: March TBA
Online application to be submitted to the V Foundation: March TBA

Guidelines
The V Foundation submits Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to the directors of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated facilities and prominent universities involved in critical cancer research throughout the United States.

Note: his RMG webpage contains the complete RFP (the RFP is not on the sponsor's website).

Previous grant recipients:
http://www.jimmyv.org/research/grants-awarded/

Amount of funding:
$600,000 total funding ($200,000/yr x 3yrs). Ten percent of the grant annually may be used to offset the indirect costs of the project.


Eligibility:

Note: The final application will be submitted through the Cancer Institute.


Purpose:

The Translational Research Grant Program supports research teams to conduct translational cancer research to bring laboratory discoveries to
the patient bedside.

Special Focus area:
As in previous years, any area of cancer research is permitted. However, research on cancers that are more prevalent or aggressive in specific ethnic populations is encouraged, but not required. Cancers in which ethnic and racial disparities have previously been shown include: lung and bronchus, colon and rectum, breast, prostate, uterine, cervix, stomach and liver. Among our highly ranked finalists for the 2016 Translational Award program, we will designate at least one of the highest ranked applications as the recipient of a Stuart Scott Memorial Fund Translational Research Award.

Definition of a translational research project:
Translational projects should move a novel strategy from the laboratory into a human clinical trial or use specimens from a clinical trial to develop biomarkers or mechanisms. The research should apply in some direct way to human beings. If biomarker research is undertaken, a validation set is essential. A plan for biomarker validation, if applicable, must be included in any proposal. The endpoint of the project should be the planning or initiation of a new clinical trial.


Internal Submission Guidelines

By Feb. TBA, please submit one PDF file of the following via email attachment to:

Denise Baughman
Project Manager
Stanford Cancer Institute
deniseb@stanford.edu.

File name: Last name_V_Foundation_Trans.pdf

One page summary describing your research project
The V Foundation for Cancer Research
Translational Research Grant Program
Lead PI name, title, type of appointment (UTL or MCL), department, email address
Collaborating investigator(s) names, titles, departments, email addresses
Project title**

**Note:
Stanford has been invited to submit two nominees from our research institution for consideration for the Translational Award, if at least one of the two nominee applicants is submitting a research project that focuses on the biological basis of cancer disparities experienced by patients from minority ethnic or racial populations in cancer causes, aggressiveness, treatment or relapse. Minorities for the purposes of this application are defined as African Americans or people of African descent, Asian Americana and Pacific Islanders and people of Asian descent, Hispanic Americans, Hispanics or Latino/Latina persons and Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. 

 

Contact/Questions:
Denise Baughman
Project Manager
Administration Office
Stanford Cancer Institute
Lorry Lokey Stem Cell Building/SIM 1
265 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-5456
t 650-724-9547
f 650-736-0607
deniseb@stanford.edu

 


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